Tall Ships Paddle - July 28
After launching from the Bomier Landing in De Pere, we pass through the De Pere Lock and paddle down the Fox River to the Tall Ships Fesitval, passing among reproduction sailing vessels docked on both sides of the river in downtown Green Bay.
We may have to make way for a schooner headed out to sea (or at least out onto the Bay). We will land at the GB Metro landing near Bay Beach. Join us for lunch afterwards in a Green Bay restaurant to be announced.
BEFORE THE PADDLE
- Please let us know! Use the link above to let us know we still should count you in. It helps us plan but doesn't commit you to the trip. You will register and pay your $5 per person at the launch (under 16 free with an adult).
- Make registration go faster. Fill out this online fillable form for the ACA Adult Waiver or ACA Minor Waiver in advance and bring it to the landing. This is a good time to become a member of NEWP for $10 per year plus $25 for ACA (American Canoe Association) membership.
At a Glance
Arrive: Starting at 9:30 a.m., drop gear and passengers at Bomier Boat Launch in De Pere and shuttle vehicles to the Green Bay Metro Boat Launch. Shuttle bus will return drivers to Bomier.
Launch: 11 a.m., Bomier Boat Launch, 700 Fox River Drive, De Pere, WI. Restrooms available.
Land: Metro Boat Launch, 102 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay. ETA 2:30 p.m.
Event Cost: $10 per person age 16 and over; under age 16 free with parent. Launch Fee: An extra $5 per vehicle will be collected to cover a fee charged by the City of De Pere to use the Bomier Boat Launch facility.
Challenges: Staying a respectful distance away from these beautiful boats. Failure to do that may get you a visit from the U.S. Coast Guard.
NEXT UP: Appleton Locks Paddle
For the safety of all, ACA rules require you must wear your PDF (lifejacket) AT ALL TIMES when on the water and no alcohol during paddles, Bring water, sunscreen and select a paddle buddy.
What if there's weather?
We will paddle in rain. We will immediately get off the water if there is lightning. Check here at our webpage or on our Facebook page if the weather threatens to cancel the event. If you have pre-registered, check your email for updates.
The closest campground is High Cliff State Park.
NEED A Boat?
NEWP members may arrange to borrow club boats.